About Us


In 1997, after having successfully run a clinic for years, having worked for various sports clubs, and having gained Sports Therapy and Sports Massage teaching experience, Richard Johnson founded Active Health Sports Therapy in Manchester.

3 years later, Christian Platts joined the team and Active Health Group (AHG) was born. Its mission was to offer an original and highly practical alternative to the traditional Sports Therapy courses offered at universities.

AHG became a leader in the industry, being the first school offering externally accredited qualifications at Level 5 in Sports Therapy and Sports & Remedial Massage, as well as at Level 4 in Myofascial Release.

Through the years, AHG has kept its competitive advantage by always going one step further by always adapting techniques and conducting research; and by hiring the best tutors. One significant of AHG’s asset is its special connexion with other organisations and certification boards, including the General Council of Massage Therapies (GCMT); the Complementary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC); and the Sports Therapy Organisation (STO), which is also a wide network of professionals and was also founded by Richard. As a result, AHG’s graduates are ensured to be represented at all levels.

Today, AHG offers courses in Manchester and recently AHG launched the AHG ONLINE ACADEMY; an online CPD education platform offering therapists the ability to work and learn from anywhere at their own pace. 


Richard Johnson
Founder and School Principal
Christian Platts
Principal Tutor
Bradley George
Tutor & Sports Therapist
Kirsty Cooper
Tutor and Personal Trainer
Dawn Rothwell
Tutor and Equine Therapist
Neil Davies
Tutor, Sports Therapist and Sound Therapist
James Lawrence Henson
Tutor & Sports Therapist
Alexander Boylan
Acupuncture Tutor

79 Lever Street
Manchester, M1 1FL

Mobile: 07449 178832
Phone: +44 (0)161 235 5307